The recovery time for a toenail implant varies between individuals based on the reason for the implant and the type of implant. If ingrown toenails are removed before the implant, recovery can take three weeks or more, according to Cleveland Clinic.
Mild bruising and bleeding is common after toenail removal and postoperation shoes are worn depending on the type of procedure. Postsurgical treatment may include oral or topical antibiotics if the toenail was infected, according to Cleveland Clinic. For partial nail growth at the cuticle, a prosthetic nail made of acrylic or resin is used. This procedure is fast and does not involve a recovery period, according to NailsMag.